Join host, Steve Johnson for this recorded voice and power point webinar as he covers the efficient transport of wood chips and dust through a dust collection ductwork system, looking at choices of materials, comparing costs, and considering the tools and techniques needed for assembly.
Dust collection should be considered a holistic "system," not just a machine. A good system starts with effective capture of dust at point of generation, includes efficient transport of the chips and dust, and depends on thorough separation and collection of dust and wood chips, leaving only clean air behind. Many woodworkers choose to use PVC pipe for dust collection, so the design, layout, assembly, dealing with static electricity, and other special considerations for a PVC ductwork system will be covered in detail.
Anyone who has, or is considering installing, a centrally located dust collector with ductwork to individual machines will benefit from this entertaining recorded event.
About the Author: Steve Johnson is a full time life-long hobbyist woodworker committed to helping new and experienced woodworkers achieve the "shop of their dreams" - even if (especially if?) they don't have a dream budget to work with. Steve is a retired businessman, and in his career relocated many times... He has had shops in basements, one- and two-car garages, barns, outbuildings, and once in the back of a semi-trailer. Now with a permanent shop and a little more shop time, he produces articles and videos to share his knowledge and experiences with other woodworkers. His videos can be seen at "DownToEarthWoodworks" on YouTube and his articles appear monthly in Highland Woodworking's on line newsletter.